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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: August 26, 2014, 08:37:52 PM
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GROOTING

grootːɪŋ/

verb

gerund or present participle: grooting

1. to move tree-rhythmically to The Jackson 5.

"his arms grooted like branches in the wind "

2. move in a quick and lively way.

"Grooting came naturally to Michael Rooker. [X]”
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Movies or films you've seen lately on: August 26, 2014, 08:32:08 PM
But that's me. And as I said, I know fellow Baker Street Irregulars that positively love the Elementary series. So what do I know?

The world is full of people with just as many varied tastes, preferences, and likes.  It's good that there's so much for people to varyingly like and not.  Thmbsup
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Movies or films you've seen lately on: August 26, 2014, 02:28:26 PM
One of my favorite things about Elementary are the fact that they were not afraid to take certain parts of the mythology, and completely turn them on their head.  And I love the primary actors.

4  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Ice Bucket Challenge...You all got nominated! on: August 26, 2014, 12:35:29 PM
The challenge just got meta...





5  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Movies or films you've seen lately on: August 26, 2014, 12:30:30 PM
I watch the US version... Elementary.  

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I like both, but for different reasons.

I also like RDJ in the role in the movies.  But that's, to me, on a whole different level.

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6  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Google Acquires Twitch for $1 Billion on: August 26, 2014, 09:08:06 AM
I don't know if that's better or worse...  huh

At least Google would have been highly unlikely to start charging you for the service, even if it would have meant having to invent some new high level ad blocker for it to be remotely usable.

 huh

Google could have also killed the service and rolled it into YT.  That's what people were most afraid of.
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Google Acquires Twitch for $1 Billion on: August 25, 2014, 07:16:07 PM
I don't know if that's better or worse...  huh
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Pie! on: August 25, 2014, 02:07:30 PM
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6ljFaKRTrI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6ljFaKRTrI</a>
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Wordpress and Hackers on: August 24, 2014, 04:27:52 PM
It's not just renamed, it's deleted.  I always make my account first as an admin, then delete the admin account.

But that last part is inspired... smiley

Oh, and one more thing I'd forgotten in relation to the admin login- I also automatically lock out anyone that tries to login as admin.  Just because I'm that way.
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Ice Bucket Challenge...You all got nominated! on: August 24, 2014, 12:12:46 PM
My favorites so far were Neil Gaiman, George RR Martin, Tom Cruise, and Hugh Jackman.

Oh, and Charlie Sheen!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qat9gR5nrpM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qat9gR5nrpM</a>

No matter what you think about him... that was cool.
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: August 22, 2014, 12:50:51 PM
When her co-workers retrieved their phones to try to call her, they found that she had been frantically trying to call and text people to come help her.

Um... Why not call someone outside of the school to come help? undecided

It doesn't say that she didn't.
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Talents and talent shows on: August 22, 2014, 09:45:46 AM
Congrats!  That's a great and very creative and innovative act!  Loved the idea from the moment that I saw it... reminded me of the winner from last year in that she takes something she's good at, and elevates it to another level with storytelling.  But you never lose sight of the athletic and technical expertise behind it.

 Thmbsup
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Wordpress and Hackers on: August 21, 2014, 07:38:51 PM
It's not just renamed, it's deleted.  I always make my account first as an admin, then delete the admin account.

But that last part is inspired... smiley
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Wordpress and Hackers on: August 21, 2014, 05:22:53 PM
They actually got through enough to sort of screw things up.  I fixed it easy enough... but I did some more securing and moved the root of the wp site... it's inconvenient, but it should secure it a bit more.
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Elite: Dangerous on: August 21, 2014, 02:35:50 PM
That said, they brought back an updated Elite? That's simply awesome! One of the finest - if not THE finest - game from that era. I must have logged hundreds of hours playing it on my C64 .

Between this and Star Citizen, it seems that there's an old school renaissance in space sims.  I'm looking forward to both... but content to be on the sidelines waiting.  And that era (the Commodore 64/Apple ][ era) put out some real gems... and this is definitely one of the brightest.
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Elite: Dangerous on: August 21, 2014, 01:18:46 PM
I'm of the 'old school' where companies had free betas... and closed betas were given comp copies rather than you having to pay to play.  I might play once its out.  But I'm not paying an extra $25 to participate in beta.
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Best keyword-powered program launchers for Windows: Find and Run Robot is on top on: August 21, 2014, 12:17:41 PM
 Thmbsup
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Wordpress and Hackers on: August 21, 2014, 06:09:40 AM
Have you considered the idea that they don't want to attack you? And that they don't have any idea that they are doing it? That they could be the victim of malware?

It's possible.  But since all of the attacks originate from the same general area (the Ukraine), but not the same IP... is that likely?

You could try to pull the relevant "responsible" entities by IP and/or domain and send a report to the abuse address, but my experience is that nothing will happen. So it really depends on how valuable you rate your time and how annoyed you get.


This is what I figured the answer would be.  I also feel like taking that route would be being 'part of the problem', i.e. no one reports... so what's the reporting system good for.  I've just not reported anyone in a while... so didn't know if the abuse reports had gotten any better in resolution.
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Wordpress and Hackers on: August 20, 2014, 09:53:12 PM
... but both of you are concentrating on the throwaway comment rather than the question?
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Anybody else sick of hearing "OMG Facebook is spying on us!"? on: August 20, 2014, 03:12:40 PM
This is a totally different thing.  If Microsoft did the same sorts of things... oh wait, they did use market pressure on other companies, and were rightfully slapped for it (though it should have been more).

Let's say it again.  Market pressure is a very real thing.

So when you get a certain percentage of the market, you have certain responsibilities to your users, especially if you've leveraged your users to get that market percentage.  You can't just use your users willy nilly to become successful, and then change the game.

Which is exactly what Facebook, Google, and others have already done.

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21  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: regular expressions 101 on: August 20, 2014, 02:57:26 PM
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At least it's commented... right?

On the right, you mean tongue

amirite? tongue

Seriously though, it's pretty impressive... though it doesn't seem to recognize global flags as in the beginning of that regex I posted.  It also doesn't seem to recognize line comments.  But that's a horrendous example... and what it does match, for a web app that costs nothing?  Impressive.
22  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: regular expressions 101 on: August 20, 2014, 02:48:21 PM
There's also https://www.debuggex.com/?re=&str=

But personally, I use RegexBuddy.  It costs.  But I haven't found anything as robust.  And I'm willing to pay for my sanity when regularly confronted by regex like this...

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  1. (?imnx) #multiline mode, explicit captures only, with comments
  2. ^ #start at beginning
  3. \s* #optional whitespace
  4. (                                           #start optional group
  5. (                                       #begin OR
  6. (part|item|exhibit|note)            #match from a specific set of words
  7. |                                   # OR
  8. (?<unknown>\w+)                     #match any old word
  9. )                                       #end OR
  10. \s{1,2}                                 #limited whitespace between each one. capture certain specific ones.
  11. )?              #end optional group
  12. \(?                                         # optional open parenthesis
  13. (                                           # begin OR
  14. ([\d]{1,2}\w?)                          # 1-2 numbers with an optional letter on the end
  15. |                                       # OR
  16. ([ivx]{1,3})                            # 1-2 roman numeral letters
  17. |                                       # OR
  18. ([a-z])                                 # 1 letters
  19. )                                           # end OR
  20. \)?                                         # optional end paren
  21. \s{0,2} # optional whitespace
  22. (                                           # begin OR
  23. ([\.](?(unknown)(\s{2,})|(\s+)))        # a period followed by at least one space if no unknown header, at least two spaces if unknown header
  24. |                                       # OR
  25. ([:]\s+)                                # colon followed by at least one space
  26. |                                       # OR
  27. (\p{Pd}+)                               # some number of dashes
  28. |                                       # OR
  29. (\)\s+)                                 # close paren followed by at leaset one space
  30. )                # end OR
  31. \s*                                         #optional whitespace

At least it's commented... right?
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Wordpress and Hackers on: August 20, 2014, 02:44:13 PM
So, since I started really securing my sites... I don't know what to do with the data.

Evil doers (presumably) are getting locked out quite frequently.  I get the data on where and who they are.  But... what do I do with that data?  And is it even worth it?  I've been hacked once, on one domain.  And yes, it was annoying.  But a quick restore, and I was back up and running.

Reporting all of these idiots seems like more trouble than that.

One example... and I'm not redacting anything, because I'm just pissed like that...


Why would anyone even *want* to try to hack my site that I barely update?
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Anybody else sick of hearing "OMG Facebook is spying on us!"? on: August 20, 2014, 02:38:10 PM
Honestly though...we all know our information is being bought, linked, sold, auctioned, taken apart, put back together, and whatever else...life is life

IMHO, acquiescence and capitulation are no way to go through life. Whether or not the above is true, we don't need to accept it. Or tolerate it either. Just sayin'  Wink

Totally agreed.  And just telling someone 'don't use it then', is not an acceptable alternative.  Market pressure is a very real thing.
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: High School Student Laptop Policy on: August 20, 2014, 02:36:04 PM
Aggravating and non-intuitive to be sure.

But when you factor in  the Byzantine bidding process, the paperwork, compliance auditing, and add-on social engineering (hiring requirements, rules for preference to be given to favored suppliers for parts of the contract, commitments to targeted groups and businesses, the GSA "discount", etc.) it's easy to see how the final sticker price can soar.

Government people usually have no responsibility for recouping their expenses. Operating costs are not "real" to them. If they run in the red, they just ask the appropriations committees for more money. Businesses who need to run things off their P&L rather than the public tax base don't have that luxury.

Not saying that is always why crazy price tags happen. But it accounts for a lot of it. Just ask anybody who ever had to put together a proposal based on a government "request for bids." Providing the goods or service itself is easy to price out. But then you hit those sections on reporting and compliance - and ask: "Ok....How the heck much is it going to cost us to do all this stuff? Better quadruple the first number just to be sure we're covered."

From dealing with it from the other side, I can definitely say that you're correct... sometimes.

There's also the mistaken assumption (because it's not *their* money) that money equals quality.  Or... something like that.  If you quote too low, you're just as likely to lose as if you quote too high.  What those numbers are?  Beats the heck out of me.  Which is why I'm not in that anymore.
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